the 25th of August, Code Pink and area Egyptians showed up outside the
Georgetown home of US Secretary of State John Kerry. They were demanding
that the US Embassy take steps to push the illegal coup government of
Egypt to release journalist Mohommed Soltan, who is a US citizen with
family ties to Egypt. He has been effectively held hostage for a year,
denied medical treatment for a bullet wound suffered while covering a
protest, and has been on hunger strike.
The military coup regime in Egypt overthrew a democratically elected
government by armed force in Summer 2013, then shot over 1,000
protesters opposing the coup. They only greater claim to "legitimacy"
they have than those who killed another US journalist in Iraq last week
is that they managed to sieze the entire country instead of just part of
Part of the protest on August 25 involved projecting videos, and the
Secret Service attempted to prohibit use of the generator needed to run
the projector, claiming that the gasoline tank made it unsafe to run on
the sidewalk. I then reminded them that larger gas tanks and engines
were in their car and SUV in the street, at which point they permitted
the generator to be set up in the street between these two parked cars.
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